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English, BA

The English major provides a balanced program of introductory and advanced work in British, American and Anglophone postcolonial literature, English language and linguistics, and writing. The program offers students the chance to engage in a major humanistic discipline, the study of literature, which is challenging and enriching in itself.

The English major also provides sound professional training for those interested in high school or college teaching, the teaching of English as a second language, business or technical writing, or graduate work; and the program is an excellent background for students entering professional schools or planning business careers.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

The English major offers five concentrations that have been designed to meet the needs of students with a general interest in literature and of those with special interests in writing or teaching. Students seeking a strong background in literature, history, theory, and analysis should take the literature concentration in English, which combines the historical and critical study of literature with innovative approaches to critical methods, women’s studies, nontraditional literatures, and non-Western literature in English.

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Courses

  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Studies in British Literature
  • Studies in American Literature
  • Studies in Literature, Gender and Sexuality
  • Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • Introduction to Dramatic Writing

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